From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
The Deane and Strong Families in England
Information on the English ancestry of Elder
John STRONG is available in publications of Burton W. Spear
through the Mary & John Clearing House. Most of the information
published there is developed by members of the Strong
Family Association of America, which continues research of
the Strong ancestry in England, and shares the information on
their web site.
Walter and Jane (Walsele) Deane
Walter DEANE - d. 1585-1591, South Chard, Somerset,
England. Walter's mother's name was Joan. He was the grandson
of John DEANE and Johanna SELLWOOD, she being the daughter
of Nicholas SELLWOOD of Chard. Walter was married on Nov.
12, 1565 at Buckland St. Mary, Somerset to Joan WALSELE (d. 1597).
Walter's will, dated Jul. 7, 1585 and proved Jul. 10, 1591, names
daughters Eleanor and Joan, and son William, as does the will
of his widow Joan, dated Mar. 29, 1597 and proved May 10, 1597.
Joan WALSELE - d. 1597.
- Eleanor - b. before 1568; bur. Jul. 6, 1628, Broadwindsor,
Dorset. Married about 1588 Sylvester BALSTON, son of John BALTONE
and Edith of Hawkchurch, Dorset. Children: Humphrey
- William - d. about 1634, South Chard,
- Joane - d. before 1625. Executor of mother's will in 1597.
William DEANE - d. about 1634, South Chard, Somerset.
Will dated Jul. 22, 1634 names his children and his grandson John
STRONG. Son of Walter DEANE and Joan WALSELE.
- Joane - b. before 1597; bur. Dec. 14, 1621, Chard, Somerset.
- William - d. 1678, South Chard. Named eldest son in his father's
- Thomas - d. 1672. Married Jun. 10, 1629, Chard, Somerset
Mary WARRY, daughter of John WARRY and Mary DEAN.
- John - b. about 1597; d. 1660, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.
Will dated Apr. 25, 1660. To America in 1637 aboard the 'Speedwell'
with brother Walter. Married Alice. Children of John and Alice
DEANE: John married Sarah EDSON; Thomas married Catherine STEPHENS
(daughter of Thomas STEVENS, Jr., and granddaughter of Thomas
STEVENS and Mary WALLE); Israel did not marry; Isaac married
Hannah LEONARD; Nathaniel did not marry; and Elizabeth married
- Margerie - d. about 1635, Dorchester,
MA. First wife of Elder John STRONG.
- Isaacke - Married Oct. 12, 1636, Thornecombe, Devon Margerie
- Susan - Mentioned in 1654 will of Anne HURT.
- Eleanor - Living in 1634.
- Walter - bap. May 13, 1612, St. Mary, Chard, Somerset; d.
1659, Taunton, MA. To America in 1637 aboard the 'Speedwell'
with brother John. Married in 1637 at Taunton, MA Eleanor
COGAN, daughter of William COGAN, granddaughter of Barnard
COGAN, and great granddaughter of Robert COGAN. William COGAN
may have married second the widow of John STRONG of Chard, Somerset.
The Apr. 24, 1654 will (proved Jun. 23, 1655) of William COGAN,
a tanner of South Chard, names two "daughters" named
Eleanor: one being Eleanor COGAN, then unmarried, and the other
being Eleanor DEANE, wife of Walter DEANE in New England. Children
of Walter and Eleanor DEANE: Mary married Shadrack WILBORE (son
John married Alice PITTS, daughter of Peter
PITTS and Mary ANDREWS); Lydia married Bartholomew TIPPING;
James married Sarah TISDALE; Ezra married Bethia EDSON; Benjamin
married Sarah WILLIAMS; and Joseph married Mary TIPPING.
- Elizabeth - Living in 1634. Called youngest daughter in her
George STRONG - d. about 1634/5, Chard, Somerset. As
a tailor living in Chard, his will, dated Nov. 20, 1627 and proved
Feb. 13, 1635, names sons Thomas and Walter, granddaughters Marie,
Elizabeth and Joane, and grandsons William and John. George STRONG's
wife may have been surnamed WARY or BOWDIGE.
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Clinton 'Clint' EASTWOOD
- Thomas - bur. May 12, 1663, Chardstock, Devon. Married May
12, 1604, Chardstock, Devon to Joanna BAGGE (bur. Aug. 26, 1657,
Chardstock, Devon). Children: Maria; Elizabeth; Lavina; Jane;
Sarah married Mr. MATTHEWS; and Rev. James married first Katherine
MINTERNE, and second Sarah.
- John - bur. Jul. 13, 1612, Chard,
- Walter - bap. Apr. 17, 1581, Chardstock, Devon; bur. Apr.
9, 1667, Chard, Somerset. A butcher, he was married in Feb. 1621
at Chard, Somerset to Ann BOND (bur. Sep. 11, 1674, Chard, Somerset),
daughter of John BOND. Children: Marie; Elizabeth; Joane; and
George married Margaret.
John Strong, Sr.
John STRONG - bur. Jul. 13, 1612, Chard, Somerset. Son
of George STRONG. His will was proved Sep.
22, 1613, with his wife (unnamed) as executor and the overseers
including his father George STRONGE, and his brother Walter. John's
will names his son John, and unborn child, and three nieces, daughters
of brother Thomas. John married about 1609, and his widow may
have married second William COGAN, father of Eleanor COGAN who
married Walter DEANE.
- John - b. about 1609, Chard, Somerset,
England; d. Apr. 14, 1699, Northampton, MA.
- A child - b. 1613, Chard, Somerset.
Thomas and Elizabeth (Charde) Ford
Thomas FORD - b. about 1589, Dorset, England; d. Nov.
28, 1676, Northampton, MA [memorial
It is possible he was the son of John FORD III and Joan BECK
(m. Feb. 3, 1583, Piddlehinton, Dorset, England), and nephew of
Thomas FORD, merchant of Dorchester who died Jan. 20, 1610/11.
The latter's will, proved May 8, 1611 names, among others, his
brother John, and "Thomas, son of my brother, John FORDE."
Thomas FORD arrived at Dorchester, MA in the 'Mary & John'
1630 with wife, four daughters and step-son Aaron COOKE, settled
at Windsor, CT, where he was granted a lot in 1637, and moved
to Northampton, MA 1659. Freeman 1631; deputy to General Court
1637-1640; juror 1643 and 1644. In 1645 Thomas moved to Hartford,
CT and established a tavern in the house of Thomas SCOTT. In 1652
he sold the tavern, and in 1655 was Constable at Windsor, Hartford
Co., CT. No documentary evidence has been found to support the
long standing claim that the Thomas FORD who married Dec. 13,
1610, at Powerstock, Dorset, England, Joan WAYE was the emigrant,
nor that the Joane WAYE who was buried there May 10, 1615 was
the wife of Thomas FORD, rather than, say, his child. Thomas FORD
married first Jun. 19, 1616, Bridport, Dorset, England; and second
Nov. 7, 1644 Annie (SANFORD) SCOTT (d. May 5, 1676, Northampton,
MA), widow of Thomas SCOTT (d. Nov. 6, 1643).
Elizabeth CHARDE - b. 1587, England; d. Apr. 18, 1643,
Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married first Sep. 2, 1610, Thornecombe,
Dorset, England, Aaron COOKE (bur. Dec. 28, 1615, Bridport, Dorset,
England). Their son Aaron COOKE (1610-1690) arrived in America
with his mother and step-father, and lived at Windsor 1636, Northampton,
1661, and Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 1661. Her son Aaron married
first his Mary COOKE; second Joan DENSLOW; third Elizabeth NASH;
and fourth Rebecca FOOTE, widow of Philip SMITH. Refer to the
TERRY line for information on the Aaron COOKE family, his first
wife being the daughter Martha (WHITE) COOKE, sister of Mary
(WHITE) TERRY, who was mother of Stephen
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Ford
- Joanna - bap. Jun. 8, 1617, Bridport, Dorset, England; d.
1695. Married Nov. 6, 1633 Dorchester, MA Roger CLAPP (bap. Apr.
6, 1609, Salcome Regis, Devon, England; d. Feb. 2, 1691, Boston,
MA. Roger arrived in the 'Mary & John' 1630 and lived at
Dorchester, MA. He was author of Memoirs; Lt. in the Ancient
and Honorable Artillery Company 1655; deputy from Dorchester
1647-1671. Children: Samuel married Hannah LEEDS; William died
as infant; Elizabeth married Joseph HOLMES; Experience died as
infant; Waitstill died as infant; Preserved married Sarah NEWBERRY;
Experience died young; Hopestill married Susanna SWIFT; Wait
married John SIMPSON; Thanks died young; Desire married first
Sarah POND, and second Deborah SMITH; Thomas died young; Unite
died young; and Supply did not marry.
- Abigail - bap. Oct. 8, 1619, Bridport,
Dorset, England; d. Jul. 16, 1688, Northampton, MA. Married Elder John STRONG.
- Thomas - bap. Sep. 21, 1623, Dorchester, Dorset, England;
bur. there Oct. 6, 1623.
- Hepzibah - bap. May 15, 1625, Dorchester, Dorset, England;
d. Apr. 11, 1683. Married first 1640 Richard LYMAN (1617-1662),
son of Richard LYMAN and Sarah OSBORN; and second Oct. 7, 1664
John MARSH (b. 1618; d. Sep. 28, 1688), widower of Anne WEBSTER
and son of John and Grace (BALDWIN) MARSH. Anne (WEBSTER) MARSH
was daughter of Gov. John WEBSTER. Children of Hepzibah and Richard:
Sarah married John MARSH; Hepzibah married Josiah DEWEY (ancestors
of Adm. George DEWEY); Richard married Elizabeth COWLES; Thomas
married Ruth (HOLTON) BAKER; John; Joanna; and Hannah. Children
of Hepzibah and John: Hannah married Joseph LOOMIS; and Lydia
married first David LOOMIS, and second Aaron COOK, Jr.
- Hannah - bap. Feb. 1, 1629, Dorchester, Dorset, England;
bur. there Mar. 28, 1629.
The Strong Family in America
Elder John and Abigail (Ford) Strong
John STRONG - b. about 1609, probably at Chard, Somerset,
England; d. Apr. 14, 1699, Northampton, MA; bur. Bridge Street
Cemetery, Northampton, MA [memorial
Son of John STRONG of Chard, Somerset,
England. Possibly embarked Plymouth, England Mar. 20, 1630 in
'Mary & John', and arrived at Nantasket, May 30, 1630. If
so, he returned to England, married, and had two children, before
sailing again for New England on May 8, 1635 from Weymouth aboard
the 'Hopewell.' The early residences in MA of John STRONG are
unclear, but records seem to support his being in Hingham in 1635,
Taunton in 1638, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT in 1645, and Northampton
by 1659 where he was the first Ruling Elder. He had 17 children
and 145 grandchildren. Married first about 1632 in England, Margery
DEANE (d. about 1635, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA), the mother
of son John and a child who died in infancy, and daughter of William DEANE. Elder John STRONG married second
about 1635, Dorchester, MA.
Abigail FORD - bap. Oct. 8, 1619, Bridport, Dorset,
England; d. Jul. 16, 1688, Northampton, MA [memorial
Daughter of Thomas FORD and Elizabeth CHARDE.
Children of John and Margery Strong
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Texas President Anson JONES and Brig. Gen. Strong VINCENT
- John - b. about 1633, England; d. Feb. 20, 1697/8, Windsor,
CT. Married first Nov. 26, 1656 Mary CLARKE (b. 1638; d. Apr.
28, 1663), daughter of Joseph and Frances CLARKE; second 1664
Elizabeth WARRINER (d. Jun. 7, 1684, Windsor, CT); and third
Hannah SMITH (b. 1647), daughter of Hugh and Mary SMITH, and
widow of Joseph TRUMBLE. Children of John and Mary: Mary married
Timothy STANLEY; and Hannah married John HOPKINS. Children of
John and Elizabeth: John married Mary PINNEY; Jacob married Abigail
BISSELL (ancestors of Brig. Gen. Strong VINCENT); and Josiah
married Joanna GILLETT.
- A child - b. about 1634, England; d. about 1635, Hingham,
Suffolk Co., MA.
Children of John and Abigail Strong
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Capt. Nathan HALE, Harriet Goodhue HOSMER, Donald Lines JACOBUS, Levi Parsons
MORTON, Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT, Hon. Jessie ROOT, Jedediah
Strong SMITH, Diana Frances SPENCER, Clarence Almon TORREY, Elizabeth
Virginia 'Bess' (WALLACE) TRUMAN and Lucy Ware 'Lemonade Lucy'
- Thomas - b. about 1637, Hingham, MA; d. Oct. 3, 1689. Mary
HEWITT (d. Feb. 20, 1670), daughter of Rev. Ephraim HEWITT (or
HUIT); and second Oct. 10, 1671, Northampton, MA Rachel HOLTON
(b. about 1650), daughter of William and Mary. Rachel married
second May 16, 1698 Nathan BRADLEY. Children of Thomas and Mary:
Thomas married Mary STEBBINS; Maria married Samuel JUDD; John;
Hewet; and Ashel married Mary HART. Children of Thomas and Rachel:
Joseph married Sarah ALLEN (ancestors of Lady Diana SPENCER,
Capt. Nathan HALE, and Hon. Jessie ROOT); Benjamin did not marry;
Adino married Eunice; Waitstill married first Sarah JONES, and
second Mindwell BARTLETT; Rachel married Miles DUDLEY; Selah
married Abigail TERRY; Benajah married first Mehitale BURR, and
second Sarah SHERMAN; Ephraim married Mary BUCKINGHAM; Elnathan
married Patience JENNER; and Ruth married William DUDLEY.
- Jedediah - b. May 7, 1637, MA; d. May 22, 1733. Married first
Nov. 18, 1662 Freedom WOODWARD (d. May 17, 1681), daughter of
Henry and Elizabeth. Jedediah married second Dec. 19, 1681 Abigail
STEBBINS (b. Sep. 6, 1660; d. Jul. 15, 1689), daughter of John
STEBBINS and Abigail BARTLETT. Jedediah married third Mary HART
(d. 1710), daughter of Stephen HART and widow of John LEE. Children
of Jedediah and Freedom: Elizabeth married Ebenezer WRIGHT; Abigail
married Thomas KING; Jedediah married Abias INGERSOL; Ford died
in infancy; a child died in infancy; Hannah married Benjamin
CARPENTER; Thankful married Thomas ROOT (grandparents of Hon.
Jessie ROOT); John died in infancy; Lydia married David LEE;
Mary died in infancy; Experience died in infancy; Preserved married
Tabitha LEE (ancestors of Capt. Nathan HALE and Lady Diana SPENCER);
and John died young. Child of Jedediah and Abigail: Mary married
- Return - b. 1640/1, Taunton, Bristol
Co., MA; d. Apr. 9, 1726, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
- Ebenezer - b. 1643, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA; d. Jan. 11,
1729. Elder and Sgt. Married first Oct. 14, 1668 Hannah CLAPP
(b. 1646), daughter of Nicholas CLAPP and Sarah CLAPP (cousins).
Ebenezer married second Abigail, widow of Robert SHARP. Children:
Hannah married Ebenezer POMEROY; Ebenezer married first Mary
HOLTON (ancestors of Pres. Franklin ROOSEVELT), and second his
cousin Elizabeth PARSONS; Nathaniel married first Rebecca STEBBINS,
second Mary COOK, and third Penelope (PHILIPS) LEONARD; Sarah
died in infancy; Preserved died in infancy; Sarah married first
Thomas STEBBINS, and second Mr. WILLISTON; Jonathan married first
Mehitable STEBBINS, and second Mary (SHELDON) CLAPP; and perhaps
Noah died young.
- Abigail - b. 1645, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA; d. Apr. 15,
1704. Married first Nov. 12, 1673, at Windsor, CT, Rev. Nathaniel
CHAUNCEY (b. 1639; d. Nov. 4, 1685), son of Rev. Charles CHAUNCEY,
President of Harvard, and Catherine EYRE; and second Sep. 8,
1686 Dea. Medad POMEROY (bap. Aug. 19, 1638; d. Dec. 30, 1716),
son of Eltweed and Marjorie (ROCKETT) POMEROY. Children (first
marriage): Isaac died not marry; Katharine married Rev. Daniel
BREWER; Abigail married first Dr. HUDSON, and later Edward BURROUGHS;
Charles died in infancy; Rev. Nathaniel married Sarah JUDSON;
and Sarah married Rev. Samuel WHITTLESEY. Child (second marriage):
Rev. Samuel POMEROY married first Lydia TAYLOR, and second Elizabeth
- Elizabeth - b. Feb. 24, 1647, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT;
d. May 11, 1736, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA. Married Mar.
17, 1668/9 Joseph PARSONS (b. Nov. 1, 1647; d. Nov. 21, 1729,
Northampton, MA), son of Cor. Joseph PARSONS and Mary BLISS.
Elizabeth and Joseph were both buried in Bridge Street Cemetery,
Northampton, MA. Elizabeth's husband was a fur trader, lawyer,
first judge of Hampshire County Court, and a founder of Northampton,
MA. Children: Rev. Joseph married Elizabeth THOMPSON; John married
first Sarah ATHERTON, and second Hannah CLAPP; Ebenezer married
Mercy STEBBINS; Elizabeth married cousin Ebenezer STRONG; Rev.
David married Sarah STEBBINS; Josiah married first Sarah SHELDON,
and second Elizabeth EDWARDS; Twins died in infancy; Daniel married
Abigail COOLEY; Moses married Abigail BALL; Abigail married Ebenezer
CLARK; and Noah married Mindwell EDWARDS.
- Experience - bap. Aug. 4,
1650, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married Zerubabel
- Samuel - b. Aug. 5, 1652, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Oct.
28, 1732, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA. Married first Jun.
19, 1684 Esther CLAPP (b. 1656; d. Jan. 26, 1698), daughter of
Edward CLAPP and Susanna COCKERILL; and second Oct. 28, 1698
Ruth SHELDON (b. Aug. 27, 1663), daughter of Isaac SHELDON, and
widow of Joseph WRIGHT. Samuel and his son Samuel wer ambushed
by Indians Aug. 10, 1711 at Northampton, MA, with the younger
Samuel being killed. Samuel was taken to Canada as prisoner of
the Indians, but escaped and returned home. Children of Samuel
and Esther: Esther married Nathaniel WHITE; Samuel was killed
at age 26 by the Indians; Susanna married John LANE; Abigail
died in infancy; Abigail married first Samuel CHURCH, and second
Ebenezer CHAPIN; Christian; Nehemiah married first Hannah (FRENCH)
EDWARDS, and second Mrs. Catharine BARRETT; and Ezra married
first Isabel FOWLER, and second Miriam DANKS. Children of Samuel
and Ruth: Mary married Nathaniel EDWARDS, Jr.; Joseph died in
infancy; Josiah married first Elizabeth FOWLER, and second Hannah
SMEDLEY; and Dea. Samuel married Susannah BRACE.
- Joseph - b. Aug. 5, 1652, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Twin
of Samuel. Died in infancy.
- Mary - b. Oct. 26, 1654, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Dec.
8, 1738, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married Mar. 20, 1679, Northampton,
MA to Dea. John CLARK (b. 1651; d. Sep. 3, 1704), son of William
and Sarah. Children: Dea. John married Elizabeth COOK; Nathaniel
married Hannah SHELDON; Ebenezer married Abigail PARSONS (ancestors
of Bess TRUMAN); Increase married Mary SHELDON; Mary married
Benjamin EDWARDS; Rebecca married Capt. John BAKER; Experience
married Daniel NASH; Abigail married Dea. Noah COOK, Jr.; Noah
married Eunice DICKINSON;Thankful did not marry; and Josiah married
- Sarah - b. 1655/6, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Feb. 10,
1733, Deerfield, Franklin Co., MA. Married first Dec. 19, 1675,
Hadley, MA Joseph BARNARD (d. Sep. 6, 1695), son of Francis BARNARD
and Hannah MERRILL; and second Sep. 23, 1698 Capt. Jonathan WELLS
(b. about 1658; d. Jan. 3, 1738/9), son of Thomas and Mary WELLS
of Hadley. Joseph had been killed by the Indians. Jonathan, at
age 16, fought at the Fight of Turner's Falls, becoming known
as the "Boy Hero" of that battle. Children of Sarah
and Joseph: Dr. John married Bridget COOK; Sarah married Thomas
WELLS III; Joseph died in infancy; Joseph married Abigail GRISWOLD;
Thomas died unmarried; Samuel married first Sarah WILLIAMS, second
Mrs. Rachel BARNARD, third Elizabeth WILLIAMS, and fourth Mrs.
Katharine DEXTER; Hannah married Samuel CHILDS; Rebecca married
Jonathan WELLS, Jr.; Abigail married Ebenezer WELLS, Jr.; Thankful
married Ebenezer SHELDON; and Ebenezer married first Elizabeth
FOSTER, and second Mary (HITCHCOCK) TAYLOR ARMS. Son of Sarah
and Jonathan: David WELLS died in infancy.
- Hannah - b. May 30, 1657, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. Jan.
31, 1693/4. Married Jul 15, 1680 William CLARK, Jr, son of William
and Sarah CLARK, and widower of Mary SMITH. Children: Hannah
married first Ebenezer HUNT, and second Thomas BISSELL; Abigail
died young; William married Bethia WILLIAMS; Jonathan married
Hannah SMALLEY (ancestors of genealogist Clarence TORREY); Thomas
married first Sarah STRONG (perhaps), and second Mary HINE; Joseph
married Rebecca HUNTINGTON; and Benoni married Hannah ROOT.
- Hester - b. Jun. 7, 1661, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA;
d. Mar. 4, 1726/7, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Married Oct. 15,
1678, Northampton, MA Thomas BISSELL, Jr. (1656-1738), son of
Thomas BISSELL and Abigail MOORE. Children: Esther married first
Jonathan DRAKE, and second Dea. Joseph SKINNER; Abigail married
Capt. Joseph PHELPS; Thomas married Martha LOOMIS; Ebenezer married
second Mary; Eunice married John STOUGHTON, Jr.; and Nathaniel.
- Thankful - b. Jul. 25, 1663, Northampton, Hampshire Co.,
MA. Married at Milford, CT Jonathan BALDWIN (b. 1649), son of
Joseph and Hannah BALDWIN of Milford, CT, and widower of Hannah
WARD. Children: Abigail married Joseph TIBBALS; Hannah married
Josiah FOWLER (ancestors of genealogist Donald Lines JACOBUS);
Martha died in infancy; Ebenezer; Noah married Thankful JOHNSON;
Phebe did not marry; and Ezra married Ruth.
- Jerijah - b. Dec. 12, 1665, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA;
d. May 24, 1754, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA. Died of 'pleurisy'.
Married Jul. 18, 1700 Thankful STEBBINS (b. May 11, 1678; d.
May 24, 1744), daughter of John STEBBINS and Abigail BARTLETT.
Children: Jerijah died young; Thankful married Jonathan HUNT
III; Jerijah married Mary CLARK; Eunice married Dea. Nathaniel
BREWER; Ithamar, 1 and 2, both died in infancy; Seth married
cousin Lois STRONG; and Belah married Eunice ALVORD.
Return and Sarah (Warham) Strong
Return STRONG - b. 1640/1, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA;
d. Apr. 9, 1726, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Son of John
STRONG and Abigail FORD. Resided entire adult life at Windsor,
CT. Lt. of the Hartford County Cavalry Troop 1692; deputy to General
Court 1689-1690; and county justice of the peace 1710. A tanner
by trade. Married first May 11, 1664, Windsor, CT; and second
May 23, 1689, Windsor CT Margaret NEWBERRY (b. Oct. 23, 1662),
daughter of Capt. Benjamin NEWBERRY and Mary ALLYN.
Sarah WARHAM - b. Aug. 28, 1642, Windsor, CT; d. Dec.
26, 1678, Windsor, CT. Daughter of Rev.
John WARHAM and Jane (DABINOTT) NEWBERRY.
Children of Return and Sarah Strong
- Sarah - b. Mar. 14, 1665/6,
Windsor, CT; d. May 27, 1739. Married first Jul. 7, 1686, at
Windsor, CT, Joseph BISSELL (b. 1663; d. Aug. 3, 1689), son of
Thomas BISSELL and Abigail MOORE; and second John
HIGLEY. Children of Sarah and Joseph: Joseph (b. Mar. 21,
1687) married; and Benoni (b. Dec. 7, 1689; d. Aug. 26, 1761,
- Abigail - b. Mar. 8, 1666/7, Windsor, CT; d. May 1, 1733.
Married Feb. 8, 1693 John MOORE (b. 1665), son of John MOORE
and Hannah GOFFE. Abigail and John MOORE had seven children,
including: Elizabeth married Abraham FOSTER.
- Return - b. Feb. 10, 1668/9, Windsor, CT; d. Aug. 6, 1708.
Married Jun. 19, 1700, at Windsor, CT, Elizabeth BURRITT (b.
1675), daughter of Lt. Stephen BURRITT and Sarah NICHOLS. It
is probable that Return, age 31 in 1700, married earlier, and
Elizabeth was his second wife. Children: Elizabeth died in infancy;
Return, 1 and 2, both died in infancy; John Warham married first
Abigail THRALL, and second Azubah GRISWOLD; and Elizabeth died
- Elizabeth - b. Feb. 20, 1670/1, Windsor, CT; d. Jul. 9, 1714,
Hartford, CT. Married first Apr. 30, 1707, at Wethersfield, CT,
Nathaniel BOARDMAN; and second Jan. 6, 1714 William WARNER, Jr.
(1672-1726), son of Lt. William WARNER and Hannah ROBBINS. Son
of Elizabeth and Nathaniel BOARDMAN: Nathaniel BOARDMAN, Jr.
married Ruth PARKER. Son of Elizabeth and William WARNER: Lt.
William WARNER III married Rebecca LUPTON.
- Samuel - b. May 20, 1673, Windsor, CT; d. there Jul. 28,
- Damaris - b. Jul. 3, 1674, Windsor, CT; d. Sep. 9, 1751.
Married about 1702 Samuel MOORE (1669-1753), son of John MOORE,
Jr. and Hannah GOFFE. Children: Demaris did not marry; Hannah
died young; Return did not marry; Anne; Esther married Daniel
AYDEN; Jesse; Thomas died young; and Samuel married Elizabeth
- Samuel - b. Dec. 27, 1675, Windsor, CT; d. Jan. 15, 1741,
Windsor, CT. Married Nov. 9, 1699 Martha BUCKLAND (b. Mar. 1,
1678; d. Dec. 5, 1770), daughter of Nicholas BUCKLAND and Martha
WAKEFIELD. Children: Sarah; Martha died young; Samuel married
Martha STOUGHTON; David died in infancy; Martha; Return married
Sarah NICHOLS; and Mary married Benjamin BISSELL.
Children of Return and Margaret Strong
- Hannah - b. May 8, 1692, Windsor, CT. Married Aug. 8, 1717
Samuel CHAPMAN (b. 1695), son of Simon and Sarah CHAPMAN. Children:
Reuben died in infancy; Sarah; Samuel died young; Hon. Elijah
married Ruth STEELS; Col. Samuel married Sarah WHITE; Ruth; Simon
married first Eunice PRESTON, and second Lydia CARLTON; and Margaret.
- Joseph - b. Feb. 7, 1694, Windsor, CT; d. Dec. 1696.
- Mary - b. about 1696; d. Oct. 28, 1708.
- Margaret - b. Apr. 28, 1700, Windsor, CT. Married Jul. 29,
1736 Noah SPARKS.
- Joseph - b. about 1701; d. Jun. 11, 1709.
- Benjamin - b. Nov. 30 (or 14?), 1703, Windsor, CT. Possibly
Rev. Benjamin STRONG of Stanwick, CT; married Rachel and had